GOOOOAAALLL!!! Busquets cradles his shin but he is fine to carry on soldering away. 65 min: Loren looks to go it alone but Gerard Piqué grinds through the gears and strides across to intercept. Barcelona appealed half-heartedly for a penalty but Rafinha’s fall was all of his own doing. Griezmann is up and running in a Barcelona shirt - and what a time to score his first competitive goal in the famous colours! The youngster could have - and should have - returned the ball to Griezmann. Betis are in danger of suffering an almightily slow death unless they can halt Barcelona. First deposit matched up to £30. The ball was flashed into his path but he had the presence of mind to tee up Vidal alongside him. After Nabil Fekir scored for Betis against the run of play, Barcelona answered with four goals in a span of 20 minutes, with two coming off the foot of Griezmann. Busquets brings down Fekir and Betis have a chance to breathe a little. Barcelona were flying and soon enough it was 3-1, with Nelson Semedo finding Carles Perez, and the youngster, who was very impressive in pre-season, took an excellent touch and slid a left-footed shot into goal. 250 - goals scored by Karim Benzema for Real Madrid. Follow latest updates as Barcelona look to bounce back from a … Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. BeGambleAware. It is passes galore now for Valverde's side. Vidal has been sent to warm up and Valverde may be forced into an early change, with Busquets seemingly the player struggling. Goals: 0-1, min. Here on SofaScore livescore you can find all Barcelona vs Real Betis previous results sorted by their H2H matches. One to watch for Betis: Things haven’t exactly worked out how Betis’s new playmaker Fekir planned. 12 - goals scored by Sergio Ramos since the start of the 2019/20 season, more than any other defender in Europe's top five leagues. Betis are forming a compact shape at the back and that is making it very difficult for the champions to find a way through.
The attack fizzles out and time is now fast running out for Rubi's charges. An evening that started so promisingly for Real Betis is unravelling at the seams. Betis zoom up the other end and Fekir buys a clever foul to relieve some heavy pressure. Semedo cut the ball back from the byline and Perez did well to bring it inside his man and pick his spot. Betis are no mugs – they finished 10th last season – but defeat to Real Valladolid hardly set the pulses racing and leaves them with an unenviable task in Catalonia. GOAL! Finally, a flash of brilliance came with Busquets finding the flying Jordi Alba, whose cut-back pass reached Rafinha but Sidnei arrived to deflect it out for a corner kick.
Pedraza produces a good challenge on Fati inside the box at full stretch to keep the scoring down - he had to get that tackle spot on and he did exactly that.
Barca came agonisingly close to restoring parity 10 minutes before the interval when Rafinha's close-range effort was diverted narrowly past the post by the outstretched leg of Sidnei. You would not rule out a fifth goal following shortly. Influential Barcelona midfielder Busquets is unable to shake off the injury and is replaced by Vidal. Barcelona are turning the screw in search of a second goal before the half-time interval.
GOOOOAAALLL!!! Barcelona subs: Junior, Anssumane Fati, Ivan Rakitic, Inaki Pena, Arthur, Samuel Umtiti, Arturo Vidal.
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Betis meanwhile were reduced to 10 men inside the first 10 minutes of their 2-1 defeat at home to Real Valladolid, when goalkeeper Joel Robles was sent off.
They did pull level in the 41st minute, however, Griezmann stretching superbly to meet Roberto's clipped ball over the top and volley past Dani Martin. 14 min: And now Griezmann has another low effort saved. It had been one-way traffic. Griezmann is doing well to link up play and he spreads it to Perez, who gets his contact all wrong and sends a shot off target. He is unable to pick out a team-mate with his cross, though, instead sending the ball straight to Martin at his near post. 46 min: Betis get the second half started at Camp Nou.
Barcelona can afford to go through the motions now after putting the game out of Betis' reach. Barca patiently probed away but did not seem to be getting anywhere until four minutes before the interval when Griezmann volleyed Roberto's cross past Martin to level things up.
Ter Stegen collects the ball to relieve some of the pressure that had been building on his side. £37m for an untested teenager? Loren pulled one back 11 minutes from time, but Valverde's men were comfortable winners in the end. Their last home defeat in the competition was against today's opponents Real Betis in November 2018. It is worked to Griezmann on the edge of the box but he soon runs into trouble.
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The attempt is on target but it is a routine save for Ter Stegen to make.
Antoine Griezmann will lead the line but there is no Lionel Messi, as expected. Semedo makes Pedraza look silly by turning his opponent inside out. They may not quite be firing on all cylinders but, contrary to Ernesto Valverde’s body language, his side are really in the mood. As things stand, they will be six points adrift of top spot in LaLiga. Ale Moreno says Real Madrid's loss to Cadiz was men against boys in favor of the newly-promoted side. 2 FT. 3 Barcelona Barcelona BAR.
About the match. Barcelona have picked up from where they left off in the first half. The champions have their first La Liga win of the season. Betis have offered very little in the second half and are staring successive defeats in the face. With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele all out injured, head coach Ernesto Valverde had to do some shuffling to his starting XI, so it was Carles Perez and Rafinha Alcantara joining Griezmann in attack. First published on Sun 25 Aug 2019 19.00 BST. Real Betis subs: Juanmi, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Javi Garcia, Diego Lainez, Aissa Mandi, Joaquin, Daniel Rebollo. Barcelona 4-1 Real Betis (Jordi Alba, 60) 4.15pm EDT 16:15 GOAL! Griezmann's Camp Nou career well and truly has lift-off! 5.- Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Busquets (Vidal, min. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. 77: Vidal; 5-2, min. Team news news: Gerard Piqué makes his 500th appearance in a Barcelona shirt, after making his debut in 2008 against Racing Santander.
Junior, who scored in this fixture for Betis last season, replaces Rafinha for the closing stages. La Liga. The season is of course only 90 minutes old and It seems unlikely that Barça will depart Camp Nou empty-handed given they won 15 of their 19 league on home soil last season, while Ernesto Valverde will demand more from those who flattered to deceive last time out.
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